Review of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: an Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown tells the story of the “American West” during the years 1860 through 1890. It is a story of greed, conquest, imperialism, and genocide. It is a story of resistance. Originally published in 1970, and told largely through the voices of male warrior chiefs and warriors of the various American Indian tribes, the book presented and presents a stark contrast to some of the Great American Myths of the Wild West. Clearly still relevant today, the discussions that took place within and between the various tribes illuminate the dynamics and potentials of peoples dealing with colonial powers that want to eat up all their land.

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee Bury my heart at Wounded Knee: an Indian history of the American WestDee Alexander Brown; H. Holt 1991

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